December 22, 2022 - Eastern Standard  

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In this season of giving there is need among flood survivors in eastern Kentucky. And the response is not always what you might imagine. Anya Slepyan has the story of a gift of kindness and warmth from quilters around the country. LISTEN

Joseph Anthony relocated to eastern Kentucky from New York City for a professorship at Hazard Community and Technical College. He offers a reading of his essay about chopping down his first Kentucky Christmas tree. The story is among seasonal essays published by Kentucky Monthly in the book, "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas", edited by James B. Goode. LISTEN

Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson talks with Tom Eblen about her childhood Christmases in Casey County. LISTEN 

Kentucky novelist Silas House talks with Tom Martin about “When She Came to Mercy”, his short story about kindness in a time of need. LISTEN

“Hearing Angel Voices,” an Eastern Standard radio play by A.K. Forbes, about that famous couple for whom there was “no room in the Inn.” LISTEN

Georgia Green Stamper offers her own childhood recollection of the manger story. LISTEN